DA Osorio presents his mock draft 2.0!
With the NFL Draft exactly two weeks away, what better time than to give ya’ll my latest mock draft? This one comes with a slight twist, as its me trying to tackle what I THINK Joe Douglas will do. Let me be clear: this isn’t what i’d do, as Douglas and I very clearly disagree on a few things. Namely the QB he’s seemingly hitching his career as Jets GM to, re-signing Robby Anderson, and whether he should’ve upgraded the interior offensive line during free agency. Be that as it may, let’s take some swings and see what we end up with. I’ve said for months that I think the Jets have four trades in them on draft night, so I try to predict those here.
DA Osorio offers his instant reaction on the Sam Darnold Trade.
In a move that everybody should’ve seen coming, the New York Jets have traded Quarterback Sam Darnold. What many didn’t see coming, judging by the amount of times a lot of us suggested other teams, was that it would be the Carolina Panthers that would pony up the draft capital Joe Douglas wanted to move on from his presumptive starter three weeks before the NFL Draft.
Dan Essien with a quick follow-up on an old take about how to assemble a great pass rush.
Two years ago I wrote about the importance of variety along the defensive line particularly when it comes to establishing a consistent and effectiveness pass rush. Several teams have exemplified the value of this approach since then. I’m bringing it back partly to explore new examples for further emphasis. I’m also revisiting this topic because Robert Saleh and the new regime will value edge pressure more than the previous one did. FINALLY.
Stephen Russo explains why the Jets got this coaching decision right.
For the better part of a decade, the New York Jets have been swimming in the sewers of ineptitude. They have consistently had the look and perception of dysfunction. They have taken repeated half-measured attempts at digging themselves out, only to find themselves deeper in the hole of mediocrity that we are all so desperate to climb out of. And now, after the 2020 season, the Jets are proud owners of the longest playoff drought in the NFL. And as the offseason officially begins (which is typically a Jets’ fans Super Bowl), I ask you to put everything on hold for just a brief moment. Forget the Deshaun Watson drama. Don’t worry about Zach Wilson or Justin Fields. Forget Darnold and if he’ll stay or how much he will get us in return if traded.
Stephen Zantz with a closer look at Sam Darnold’s statistical performance in week 1 vs the Buffalo Bills…
This will be my weekly column discussing the performance of Sam Darnold. The Jets traveled to Buffalo today fell to the Bills 27 – 17. Here is the deep dive of Sam Darnold’s performance.
Dan Essien addresses the myriad of excuses around Adam Gase’s performance this year for the New York Jets…
The New York Jets are in a tough spot right now as an organization. They were supposed to be competitive this season after their most important offseason in decades. They’ve been almost the complete opposite under head coach Adam Gase. There have been many excuses for their poor start but those excuses often don’t paint the whole picture. Let’s discuss why there may not be much of reason to use the “wait and see” approach this time.
Dan Essien takes a look at what the true value of a #1 wide receiver is and if the Jets need one as bad as many think.
The concept of a “true #1 wide receiver” has been around for a while. It’s one of those buzzword categories we usually tack into every team’s checklist, similar to “shutdown corner.” But with the current direction of offenses in the NFL, it’s worth re-examining what the value of a “#1 wide receiver” really is now. To do so, let’s look at the top scoring offenses in the NFL and what role a true #1 receiver does or does not play. Then we’ll examine where the Jets situation on offense stacks up.
Dan Essien examines the NFL’s best defensive fronts and how they should influence the New York Jets 3rd overall pick.
The biggest debate for the Jets front office and for the fans is who the Jets should draft in the first round. With Nick Bosa almost a sure thing to San Francisco at 2, much of this debate has centered around Quinnen Williams and Josh Allen. Lately, Ed Oliver has started to gain some steam. While the strategy of best player available has been the Jets approach, I believe there’s a league pattern they should be paying close attention to. Especially if they end up not trading out of the 3rd overall pick Let’s discuss how some of the best front lines in the NFL have valued variety over redundancy when building their defensive front.
Dan Essien examines how the Jets can build their offensive line and take a big step to becoming a contender.
As we wrap up this season of the NFL, it’s a good time to recap the lessons the Jets have to take into next season in order to be successful. One of those lessons is that they have to make a concerted effort to build their offensive line. It’s not a position group that excites the casual fan. But a strong, disciplined offensive line might be the key to the Jets future. Let’s take a look at some of the teams that found success this season and where some team’s broke down to examine how the Jets can move forward.
Dan Essien on why Mike McCarthy is not the safe hire he’s being made out to be
There seems to be growing momentum linking Mike McCarthy to the New York Jets vacant head coach position. Many are even saying he should be at the top of the Jets’ list. Let’s take a look at why that sentiment is misleading and why the Jets could do much better. (more…)